Location Aachen
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 16366

Are you an experienced sustainability professional looking to take your next step into an international company with ambitious sustainability goals?

Acre is working with Grünenthal, a global leader in pain management. Headquartered in Aachen, Germany with over 4,500 employees, affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US, and product presence in more than 100 countries worldwide, Grünenthal has a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to seek effective, life-changing medicines and solutions for patients with severe diseases and high unmet medical needs.

As a global company, Grünenthal is committed to conducting its business responsibly and creating a positive impact on society and the environment is a core part of the company's strategy and culture. A recently launched global sustainability strategy, Planet, sets to minimise Grünenthal's impact on the environment with a roadmap to use resources sustainably and a significant reduction in waste production.

Your most important responsibilities will be:

  • Be a key player in creating a comprehensive multi-year strategy to continue the company's drive towards minimizing its environmental footprint.

  • Lead and support global sustainability projects to drive progress and achieve strategic ambitions and goals related to carbon neutrality, waste reduction and water quality.

  • Generate new project ideas and provide recommendations and technical expertise which can contribute to the global sustainability strategy.

  • Support achievement of Key Performance Measures (KPIs) and continually identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Support global businesses in defining their sustainability targets and creating visible, accountable plans to achieve them.

Who you are and what you have done:

  • A strong background in sustainability and environmental management in a technical and highly regulated environment. Specific expertise in waste and water management is a plus.

  • A great communicator that can easily work in a complex matrix environment.

  • Innovatively minded and able to quickly understand complicated technical concepts and production processes.

  • Good business sense and the ability to connect sustainability outcomes to concrete business results.

  • A high level of commitment and a structured and independent way of thinking combined with analytical thinking, team spirit and service orientation.


Acre is supporting Grunenthal in the hiring procedure for this position. If you are interested, please submit your CV through our website or contact Peter Vos, the acting research consultant for this position.